Date published: 11/12/2014
Peace of mind was top of the agenda for one Gateshead couple as they placed their first foot onto the property ladder after upgrading their rented apartment to a new family home.
After spending almost three years renting a two-bedroom flat on Gateshead Quayside, Armin Talić and fiancée Natasha Courtney, 28, were keen to benefit from the financial security of owning their own home.
On receiving a recommendation from a friend who had previously secured a new home from Miller Homes and hearing about the additional peace of mind which comes from owning a new build home, the couple visited the leading housebuilder’s Miller @ Bishops Park development on Sunderland Road in Gateshead.
Whilst at Miller @ Bishops Park, Armin and Natasha fell in love with the atmosphere of the development and the design of The York housetype, a spacious four-bedroom home spread over three floors. They reserved straightaway and haven’t looked back.
Armin, 27, said: “After renting for a number of years we were desperate to purchase our own home as we felt our investment was being wasted every month as we were simply not gaining any equity.
“We had heard great things about Miller Homes from friends who had already bought a home at Miller @ Bishops Park so we decided to visit the development. Initially it was the location that attracted us as the development is close to work and just a short drive to Trinity Square, which is great for shopping and entertainment. It’s also in close proximity to a Metro Station, taking you into the heart of Newcastle with just a short journey.
“On visiting the development we felt The York housetype would be perfect for us, we loved the room sizes, and as our friends already own a Miller home we took advantage of its Recommend a Friend scheme, which earned them £1,000.
“The attitude of the sales team and quality of the build has been first class. It is fantastic to finally have our own home and to have a garden, which is a big advantage for our dog Vinnie.”
Miller Homes offers a range of incentives and Recommend a Friend, which allows people the chance to earn £1,000 if they recommend someone to buy a home with Miller, is just one of the schemes available.
Andrew Somerville, regional sales manager at Miller Homes, added: “Armin and Natasha originally heard about the development through their friends so were able to benefit from our Recommend a Friend scheme.
“Not only were they looking for the financial benefits of being a homeowner, they also wanted the added peace of mind that a new build home offers, including a 10-year industry guarantee offered by The National House Building Council, the two year customer care service which comes with every Miller home and improved energy efficiency.
“We are delighted to have been able to help Armin and Natasha through the home buying process which has allowed them to secure a brand new home they can call their own.”
Miller @ Bishops Park offers a range of high-quality housetypes, which cater for a wide variety of buyers, from those looking to purchase their first home to growing families and downsizers. Priced from £139,950, currently available at the development is a selection of three-bedroom homes including The Ely, The Edinburgh and The Lincoln.
For further information on Miller @ Bishops Park contact the sales centre on 0808 250 6398, open Thursday to Sunday from 10.30am to 5.30pm and Mondays from 12.30pm to 5.30pm or visit www.millerhomes.co.uk.
Name: Lesley Redley
Phone: 0870 336 5010